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H G Cox letter 27 August 1947

(99kb)  A letter to Sir Miles Thomas detailing sales early orders for the MG Y.

MG YT Factory Production Records ~ recreated

 (1.8mb)A PDF file by David Pelham (updated 10 October 2018).

The Complete Manchester XPAG Files

by Paul Ireland

Classic Engines, Modern Oil

by Paul Ireland

Register your MG Y Type with us

Register on line or download a form to email or fax your registration to us

Fractions to Decimals to Millimetres

A table to convert fractions of an inch into decimals and millimeters

UK Licence plates

A document reproduced here by kind permission of the Chiltern Vehicle Preservation Group

Parts Cross Reference pages

Look up modern supplier part numbers for your MG Y Type Parts needs

MG Service Department Service Sheet Amendments

The XPAG Cooling System

by Gene Gillam

The Alternate Parts List

by John Lawson. This is a very useful cross reference on many Y/YT and YB parts and lists other cars that had the same parts.

Guide for Users of Historic Vehicles


Safety Fast Newsletters

A full back catalogue of Newsletters scanned from Safety Fast, from the first in 1992, to date.

The MG Y Type Buyer's Guide

A miscellany of resources and articles to help you decide on how to buy and what to look for.

Original brochure
MG Y Type Screensaver

(2.7 MB).

YT brochure
MG YT Screensaver


Let there be Ys
Let there be Ys Screensaver


5 Speed YB Conversion

(241kb) A PDF by Tony Vernall.

MG Engine History

A PDF file by Neil Cairns - Version 9.0. (1.3mb)

MG Y Ledgers

(310kb) A PDF file with an introduction by Neil Cairns of guarantee plates, chassis numbers and engine numbers, where this information is known.

Post War M.G. Saloon cars 1947 - 1999

(4.5mb including colour pictures) by Neil Cairns.

Miscellaneous items

Radiator cap mascots
and Hood Ornaments

How different people decorate the front of their car.
As always, consult your local laws governing where you live please.

Luggage straps for the MG Y

Details on the luggage straps that were available as a period optional extra.

Stories from the Rear view mirror

Historical research on individual cars by their owners.

Models of the MG Y Type

Details of models of the MG Y Type.

Historical Timeline of Y history events and contemporary world news.

Sister Cars to the MG Y Type

by Neil Cairns

The MG Y Type Tool Kit

by Jeremy Havard.

Terry Ciantar's original tool kit

Photographs by Terry Ciantar.

Service tools for use in the MG Series Y


24 March 2012

Terry Saunders now has LED rear lights for your MG Y in POSITIVE GROUND back in stock! These can be ordered from him on his page.


21 March 2012

Today, please welcome John Tudgay with Y 6805 to Ys on Parade.

Norbert Lange has also added some pictures of his Grandchildren and his Y to our "Y"oungsters page.

Also, a great video of the restoration of Dave Edwards' Y Type was found over the weekend on the Internet. This has now been added to our page of Ys on Film and other media.


17 March 2012

The International MG Y Type Register is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with John James' TTypes.org, it has 'teamed up' with Travel Destinations (ABTA Registered) and negotiated preferential travel rates for International MG Y Type Register members. If you are planning to travel to or from Mainland Europe (including Spain) using P&O, the Channel Tunnel or Brittany Ferries (including Spain) then please contact Travel Destinations on +44 (0) 1707 329988 and be certain to mention that you are a member of the International MG Y Type Register to obtain your Preferential Rates. These are not only available to you when you are in your MG Y Type, but when travelling in any MG or indeed your normal daily use car.

David Pelham, our Public Relations Officer said "Travel Destinations were able to assist with the passage of our cars to/from Brittany on the forthcoming Tour in September 2012. I was pleasantly surprised that my fellow participants and I saved almost 30% by booking through Travel Destinations. The saving that we achieved is equivalent to more than a tank full of petrol for each of the participants."

The arrangements will not only benefit International MG Y Type Register members in the UK but also in France, Holland, Germany, Switzerland, etc travelling to the UK.

Paul Barrow, our Webmaster and Registrar said: "The International MG Y Type Register derive no benefit from this arrangement other than the satisfaction of knowing we have been able to secure a benefit for members. This benefit is available to you with zero Membership Subscription or Fees reflecting our true 'Run by Enthusiasts for Enthusiasts' approach, which cannot be matched by those clubs specifically catering for our cars and making similar claims."


15 March 2012

The English version of the Reprinted Article from the Swiss publication SignPost featuring David Pelham's YT has now been added.

An entry form has been added for entry to the MG Car Club Spring Run and can be downloaded from the Events page.


14 March 2012

Jerry Birkbeck has sent in a flyer for the Abingdon Anniversary on March 25.


13 March 2012

Mel Fry has updated his picture of Y 5103 in Ys on Parade.

Today please welcome Neil Coombes as the owner of Y 7036, Y/T 2701, and YB 0453 to Ys on Parade.


12 March 2012

For those who are into using sheet metal, a conversion table has been added to the Technical Data, Size Matters section to enable you to convert between SWG (Standard Wire Gauge) to Inches to Millimetres.


5 March 2012

Butch Taras (Y 6757) has joined the Vendors offering services to owners of MG Ys worldwide. Butch bring a host of skills and products to us and does quality work so please use him for your needs and check out his page!

NTG Motors have announced a new part in their inventory for the MG Y

Panhard rod assembly as original for MG YA & YT. Can also be fitted to YB if suitable brackets are fabricated (brackets not available from us).

NTG part number S991

The MG Car Club has kindly provided a copy of their recent article "Out of my Comfort Zone" from their February 2012 issue of Safety Fast too - thank you.


1 March 2012

Please welcome Zihao Wong and his family and their Y 5717 to Ys on Parade. Zihao also brings a new country to the International MG Y Type Register so we also welcome Singapore too!

Two new parts drawings are available now, for the Battery Box lid (courtesy of Michael Long, UK) and for the Rear Side Curtain Frames for the MG YT (courtesy of Jim Spears, USA).

This month's Picture of the Month comes from Zihoa Wong, from Singapore.

The Reprinted Article this month comes to us from the Swiss publication SignPost and features David Pelham's YT - another truly International article! The English translation will be published in the middle of this month.

David Pelham has informed us that all 12 places on the 'Y Type Tour of Brittany'(see 4 February 2012 news)are now taken and he is regretfully unable to accept any more entries. He is operating a short "reserve" list in the unlikely instance of any of the current entrants falling out and applications for joining this list should be made by email to David Pelham as soon as possible.


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